assembly Bill A830

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits tethering, restraining, caging or penning of dogs outside between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 04, 2019 print number 830a
Feb 04, 2019 amend (t) and recommit to agriculture
Jan 11, 2019 referred to agriculture

A830 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2798
2015-2016: A1006
2017-2018: A4677

A830 - Summary

Prohibits tethering, restraining, caging or penning of dogs or animals outdoors between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; may be tethered outdoors between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. to a stationary object or a pen or cage in a sized pen or cage four times the height and length of said dog or animal.

A830 - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                   830

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Agriculture

AN ACT to amend the agriculture and markets  law,  in  relation  to  the
  tethering of dogs or animals

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a  new
section 353-g to read as follows:
  § 353-G. TETHERING, RESTRAINING, CAGING OR PENNING OF DOGS OR ANIMALS.
1.  IT SHALL BE UNLAWFUL TO TIE, TETHER, RESTRAIN, CAGE OR PEN A WORKING
OR NON-WORKING DOG OR ANIMAL, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7 P.M. TO 6 A.M.
  2. A WORKING OR NON-WORKING DOG OR ANIMAL MAY BE TIED, TETHERED, CAGED
OR PENNED BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 A.M. AND 7 P.M., TO A STATIONARY OBJECT
OR A PEN OR CAGE IN A SIZED PEN OR CAGE FOUR TIMES THE HEIGHT AND LENGTH
OF SAID DOG OR ANIMAL; PROVIDED IT IS IN A MANNER THAT IS  NOT  INHUMANE
OR  DETRIMENTAL TO THE DOG OR ANIMAL'S WELFARE, DOESN'T CAUSE THE ANIMAL
TO CHOKE, PERMITS THE DOG OR ANIMAL TO ESCAPE HARM AND PERMITS  THE  DOG
OR ANIMAL TO REACH FOOD, WATER, SHADE AND DRY GROUND.
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR, PUNISHABLE BY INCARCERATION  IN  CITY,
TOWN,  VILLAGE  OR  COUNTY  JAIL FOR NOT LESS THAN TWO DAYS AND NOT MORE
THAN SIX MONTHS, SHALL PERFORM BETWEEN FORTY-EIGHT AND ONE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF BETWEEN
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AND ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, UPON THEIR FIRST  OFFENSE.
UPON THEIR SECOND OFFENSE, SUCH PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO INCARCERATION
IN CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR COUNTY JAIL FOR NOT LESS THAN TEN DAYS AND NOT
MORE  THAN  SIX  MONTHS,  AND  SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF BETWEEN ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.  UPON  THEIR  THIRD  OFFENSE,
SUCH PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FELONY.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.

A830A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Agriculture
Law Section:
Agriculture and Markets Law
Laws Affected:
Add §353-g, Ag & Mkts L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A2798
2015-2016: A1006
2017-2018: A4677

A830A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits tethering, restraining, caging or penning of dogs or animals outdoors between the hours of 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.; may be tethered outdoors between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. to a stationary object or a pen or cage in a sized pen or cage four times the height and length of said dog or animal.

A830A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 830--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            January 11, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
  Committee  on  Agriculture  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  agriculture and markets law, in relation to the
  tethering of dogs

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The agriculture and markets law is amended by adding a new
section 353-g to read as follows:
  § 353-G. TETHERING, RESTRAINING, CAGING OR  PENNING  OF  DOGS.  1.  IT
SHALL  BE  UNLAWFUL  TO  TIE, TETHER, RESTRAIN, CAGE OR PEN A WORKING OR
NON-WORKING DOG OUTDOORS, BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 7 P.M. TO 6 A.M.
  2. A WORKING OR NON-WORKING DOG MAY BE TIED, TETHERED, CAGED OR PENNED
OUTDOORS BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 6 A.M. AND 7 P.M., TO A STATIONARY  OBJECT
OR A PEN OR CAGE IN A SIZED PEN OR CAGE FOUR TIMES THE HEIGHT AND LENGTH
OF  SAID  DOG; PROVIDED IT IS IN A MANNER THAT IS NOT INHUMANE OR DETRI-
MENTAL TO THE DOG'S WELFARE, DOESN'T CAUSE THE DOG TO CHOKE, PERMITS THE
DOG TO ESCAPE HARM AND PERMITS THE DOG TO REACH FOOD, WATER,  SHADE  AND
DRY GROUND.
  3.  ANY  PERSON  WHO KNOWINGLY VIOLATES THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION
SHALL BE GUILTY OF A MISDEMEANOR, PUNISHABLE BY INCARCERATION  IN  CITY,
TOWN,  VILLAGE  OR  COUNTY  JAIL FOR NOT LESS THAN TWO DAYS AND NOT MORE
THAN SIX MONTHS, SHALL PERFORM BETWEEN FORTY-EIGHT AND ONE HUNDRED TWEN-
TY HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, AND SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF BETWEEN
TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS AND ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS, UPON THEIR FIRST  OFFENSE.
UPON THEIR SECOND OFFENSE, SUCH PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO INCARCERATION
IN CITY, TOWN, VILLAGE OR COUNTY JAIL FOR NOT LESS THAN TEN DAYS AND NOT
MORE  THAN  SIX  MONTHS,  AND  SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FINE OF BETWEEN ONE
THOUSAND DOLLARS AND TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS.  UPON  THEIR  THIRD  OFFENSE,
SUCH PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A FELONY.
  §  2.  This  act  shall take effect on the sixtieth day after it shall
have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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